Laurie Parker | Visiting Faculty
Laurie Parker is a screenwriter, film producer, and teacher. She has written screenplays for directors Jane Campion (Lucky, adapted from the novel by Alice Sebold), Alison Maclean (an original script entitled ‘+1’), and Christine Jeffs (Horse Heaven, adapted from the novel by Jane Smiley). In 2014–2015, she co-wrote Rodrigo Rey Rosa’s Prison of Trees. She is currently developing a TV series based on stories from the Jamaican literary anthology, Kingston Noir and The Stags, a series about the Pacific Northwest music scene.
Laurie has produced films and soundtracks for Jane Campion (In the Cut, 2003), Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Prison of Trees, 2015, and What Sebastían Dreamt, 2004), Gus Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho, 199, and Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, 1994), Niki Caro (The Vintner’s Luck, 2009), Michael Tolkin (The Rapture, 1992), and John Curran (We Don’t Live Here Anymore, 2004). She was the production executive on Gus Van Sant’s film Drugstore Cowboy in 1988. As president of Tim Burton Productions at Warner Bros, she oversaw the animation production of Mars Attacks! 1996, and developed the screenplays for The Corpse Bride, 2005, and Sleepy Hollow, 1999.
Laurie has taught screenwriting and creative film development at UCLA, Hunter College, Brooklyn College, the IFP, the Screen NSW Aurora development course, the NZ film commission's Screenwriters Program, and the Calabash Literary Festival Foundation.